Hassan El Jaï (Morocco)

The Forty
Rules of Love

Saturday June 4th 9:00pm
Sunday June 5th 8:00pm
Duration: 80 minutes, no intermission

Tickets: General Admission
$20 in advance, $25 at door


"Adaptation, direction and performance by
Hassan El Jaï
Costume by
Ghita Chraïbi"


Halfway between artistic experience and mystical adventure, Hassan El Jaï brings to life his very personal adaptation of the worldwide best selling novel The Forty Rules of Love, written by Elif Shafak in 2009. This dramatic reading narrates the journey of Shams of Tabriz – the wandering dervish, and many colourful characters this Sufi mystic meets on his way to Konya. The audience in invited to walk a spiritual path, on which love shall reveal itself as both the ultimate reason and goal.

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Hassan El Jaï

Passionate about theatre since childhood, Hassan got his acting training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, then at the Cours Florent in Paris - where he notably improved his baritone voice and obtained a professional actor’s degree with the highest honors.

He now writes and adapts texts into three languages, for theatre and short-movies in Morocco. He also teaches drama, in addition to acting himself for theatre and television, dubbing animation, movies and series, and also training individuals and groups in public speaking based on the teachings of Islam."



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